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Freedom - Aavansh Gupta

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  August 15 is Independence Day, also known as Freedom Day. We celebrate it because, on this day, our country was free from the British. But did you know this was half of the freedom? We make poor people our maids and make them do whatever we want. Some people don’t even give them enough salary. We trap birds in cages and do not let them fly independently. We also tie a steel chain around dogs and cats. Can’t every living being live with freedom? So let me share a self-composed poem that will tell you about freedom. Freedom is the right to do  Whatever we want. Like flying in an aeroplane Or searching about thorn.   August 15 1947 When the British left our country Everyone did whatever they wanted But that wasn’t the whole freedom   We trap birds in cages. Do not let them fly They roam all around the cage Escaping is what they try   So, on Republic Day On January 26 Let us make a promise That freedom will be our bliss. Aavansh Gupta Grade IV-C Gyanshree School

Making Others Happy - Anoushka Vinod

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To get true happiness, you need to make someone feel it. Life is full of twists and turns. You are bound to see a dark time in life. That's okay! All you need to do is turn on the light. In our session, we learnt about making others happy. I realised that if we want to have pleasure in life, we need to fill happiness in someone else's. I read how Walt Disney was always trying to make people happy. I adore Disney movies. Getting to know the story behind them was very intriguing.  A personal incident that I had with making others happy was very heartwarming. Whenever I used to stand at my bus stop, I always saw this dog who used to come sniffing everyone's lunch boxes for food early in the morning. This continued for days, and I started feeling pitiful about it. I came back home that day and asked my mother to give me extra food for the dog. From that day onwards, I thought about offering food every day. I want to make a change in the world. I want everyone to experience con

Freedom- Aanya Kumar

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We usually hear our elders saying, "Our country has freedom... I am free to do what I want." But, do you think they are right? Actually, to some extent, they are. Our country became free from British rule in 1947. We mark off this great, joyous and independent by celebrating Independence day. However, doing whatever you want doesn't mean to do crimes. But, the critical question is what is freedom. Freedom is when we do not feel as if we are under the control of someone. Let me explain this with a short story- Rihan was busy watching a show when his twin brother, Ashish, called him. "Oh! Stop this show already... we have things to plan for the party tomorrow," said Ashish. Rihan replied, "What for? And anyway, this is the limited edition of the show. I am lucky to get it..." "Tomorrow is Independence day. If our country was not free, we would be limited to do almost everything... even seeing these shows." At this, Rihan jumped up. His instant

An act of Courtesy - Shambhavi Nautiyal

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 Once, not very long ago, lived a woman named Annie. She was one of the workers at a cinema hall. One day, as usual, she was rushing for getting ready to go to work. She woke up late and thus could get fired if she got late again. Annie grabbed some milk hastily to drink it on the way to work as she didn’t have breakfast. As soon as she reached the place, she saw her boss, the manager, on his phone talking to someone. While he was busy on it, Annie took the chance and surreptitiously got to her popcorn counter. She felt famished by now as the milk wasn’t enough for her, so she drank some water as an alternative to reduce her hunger and started her shift. She did her work as usual, but she saw a man who seemed to be eerie. He looked old, pale and weak.  The famished man started coming towards the popcorn counter, making weird faces. Annie thought that he must have wanted popcorn to eat just like the other customers, but instead, he signalled her to come closer and whispered in her ear,

Freedom - Ushita Saxena

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What is Freedom? Have you ever wondered about that? Generally, Freedom can act or change without constraint. The power or right to speak, act or think the way one wants to. To do something without someone controlling you.   It is essential in life. There are many types of Freedom such as: 1)Freedom of belief: the right to hold any belief. 2)Freedom of speech: The right of an individual or a community to say their opinions and ideas without fear.   We should have the right to seek and receive information and ideas of one’s choice.   Why is Freedom the essence of life? It   is because it helps us express ourselves, allowing us to become what we want to become. W e should have the Freedom to think and make our own decisions.   “ Freedom is being you without anyone’s permission”. Ushita Saxena Grade V Gyanshree School

Are your thoughts free - Rishona Chopra

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Often people say things that hurt us and then capture our thoughts.  Like, when someone says, “you are not good at drawing at all. I am much better.” These things hurt us, and then we usually start criticizing ourselves. Their thoughts about us capture our thoughts. What people say about us is not necessarily who we are.  We are who we think we are, so if we start thinking about ourselves as someone else thinks, our thoughts are not free. We are not free at all. So people can say what they want to, of course, if they say something we must see if what they are saying is true but if not then don’t think about what they say because if your mind doesn’t have free thoughts, then you are not free and if you are not free then how will you be happy and if you are not satisfied then how will you feel peace and if you have no peace then you don’t have a wonderful, happy and peaceful life. And I’m sure all of us want a happy life. Don’t we? Rishona Chopra Grade V Gyanshree School

Freedom - Somnath Sengupta

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The word “Freedom” has a different meaning for different people. For some, Freedom means to go anywhere they want; for some others, it means to think freely, and for some, it means to do what they want to do. The work Freedom has a lot of importance for our country India. India was under British rule for more than 300 years, and many people sacrificed their lives for our country's Freedom. From the time I understood, I always heard a story from my parents regarding our pet  parrot. My father had a pet parrot, and she was called “Meethi”. She was there at our house when she was just a few days old. She was very loved and pampered, and unlike other parrots, she used to have breakfast with my father and enjoyed folds like maggie and aloo paratha. Everyone told my parents that birds like parrots cannot be tamed, and they love their Freedom and will not even think to fly away whenever she gets a chance. Days passed by, and Meethi grew up to be a beautiful parrot. When I was a few mont

Confined Anomaly - Sanskriti Agrawal

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  With what it's like in my mind, At times I wonder, If another soul Could survive in here.   Am I an anomaly? For the world just wouldn't leave me be. Hurled into the chaos, Left to suffocate in my own head.   Silence rests on the outer shell, But all my insides yearn to yell. Like a claustrophobic maniac, Confined inside a stifling cell.   Anxious needles beneath my skin, Stabbing me from deep within. With what it's like, inside my mind, I cannot help but wonder: Will I ever truly, be free? Sanskriti Agrawal Grade IX Ahlcon Public School

Beating The Odds - Shambhavi Nautiyal

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  I absolutely agree with the chapter and how it describes our behaviour and self-consoling excuses. This seems quite relatable as I have seen this same thing going all around me while growing up. It still has not stopped, and people still do it. I’m not going to lie;this chapter shall help other students and children in becoming vigilant about how this habit of consoling ourselves of not achieving something because of a reason which may not even affect us.Eventually resulting in becoming a hurdle in the path of success. I too used to do this often whenever I messed up and regret my decision but, in all honesty, I’ll shall now try to not do that and handle the situations while just letting it go and do my utmost. This chapter showed aspects of the lives of different people(such as, Bethoven, Rolls Royce, Steven Spielberg, Jean- Dominique  Bauby) with distinct bodily disabilities which soon turned into their abilities, setting ideals for kids and many other aspirants. In my view this c

Freedom - Pavni Gupta

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Freedom, it is a pretty common word everyone has heard of. If you ask people, the meaning may differ for everyone.   For someone, it may mean the freedom of going anywhere they want, whereas, for some, it may mean the liberty of speaking anything, it may also indicate the freedom of saying anything, and for some, it may be no restrictions. After all, everyone has their own perspectives.  According to some books and dictionaries, it even means independence. The real value of anything is understood only by the people who have earned it or have sacrificed to achieve it. For example – the ladies who raised the voice of the right to vote. Pavni Gupta Class 8B  Ahlcon Public School

Making Others Happy - Rishona Chopra

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Reading from Is Your Child Ready To Face The World? By Dr Anupam Sibal Rishona Chopra Grade V Gyanshree School, Noida

Making Others Happy - Simar Kaur

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The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are but how happy others can be because of you. Every time we make someone happy, an indescribable feeling enters our body. It makes your day better, and at night you can go to sleep feeling better about yourself. Life is meaningless without compassion, love, empathy, and sympathy. It seems to be even more pointless if one is not happy. It is human nature to discover more and more ways to be more comfortable and more content with life. Many people find contentment and satisfaction by making others happy, and it works like a charm. The quest for happiness is not proportional to the pursuit of money, fame, or success. It's a quest present in the heart. If we follow our hearts, we will be happy with ourselves at the end of the day. How can we be happy? There isn't one definite answer to that question. But there is a way, that is to make others happy. In his book 'Is your child ready to face the world', Dr Anupam Sibal nam

Making Others Happy - Arav Agarwal

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Reflection on the chapter Making Others Happy from the book Is Your Child Ready To Face The World? By Dr Anupam Sibal. Name: Arav Agarwal Grade: 5C Billabong High International School, Thane

Making Others Happy - Yashraj Sharma

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   "True happiness comes only by making others happy." - David O. Mckay Happiness. What is happiness? How do we get happiness? What do we need to do to obtain  happiness? Well, the answer to all these questions is a simple one. By making others happy. The feeling  of contentment we get by bringing a smile on anyone's face by our actions is the greatest triumph  of our lives. Let me apprise you about a sweet incident which my father and I experienced. A few months ago, my father and I went to the grocery store to buy some vegetables when  we came across an underprivileged girl about 8 years old walking on a rocky road barefoot. I  saw her and sank away in pity, watching her. I pleaded to my father to do something; he had an  idea to buy her a pair of slippers. We talked to her and took her to the nearest shop and  bought slippers for her. The moment she actually realized what we gave her, a 20,000-watt  smile on her face made my day. That day I couldn't resist and took

Never Give Up Hope - Rishona Chopra

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Never Give Up Hope Reading from Is Your Child Ready To Face The World? By Dr Anupam Sibal Narrated by Rishona Chopra Grade V, Gyanshree School, Noida

Making Others Happy - Avni Kochhar

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  Hi, My name is Avni Kochhar, and I will share my personal experience of "Making Others Happy" From the beautiful book 'Is your child ready to face the world?" by Dr Anupam Sibal You see, Making people happy might seem difficult unless you have already done it before. My friends, Enemies, Best friends, Bff's and probably everyone has been sad at some point. So there must have been somebody that has cheered you up from those sorrowful few minutes of your life. May it be family, friends, or even anybody.  In this story, I learned how Disney created his very own Disneyland empire and Made thousands and thousands of smiles upon Kids and even Adults! See, Disney's goal was to make smiles and not money. This should be the goal of every human in the world - To make smiles! Avni Kochhar Grade IV Gyanshree School

Making Others Happy - Anvesha Rana

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                                                                   "The Happiest People are the ones who make others happy."  We all constantly wish to be happy, but do we know how to attain it or is it just a state of euphoria we are running after? We need riches to satisfy our greed, but not our happiness. Happiness can be even ensured by a meal, a gesture or a smile but what matters the most is that you are aware of what makes you happy. Happiness is not an extreme feeling that may appear in a rare situation; it may be as subtle as your smile when you discern the blossoming flowers in your garden, or it may be a state of gaiety while riding up a roller coaster ride. Happiness has many faces; it is up to us to seek the right one.  As humans, one of our traits has always been to be self-centralized, but sometimes we need to step away from the centre and see the scene from a spectator's perspective. The agony of the common masses can change the ideology of a man; when we

Making Others Happy - Arindita

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  Making others Happy is a quality each and every one of us should have. It is a very simple action that can make a big difference. All you need to do to make someone happy is do whatever positive action you can to bring a smile to their face. You would even notice that the more you bring happiness to others the happier you will get. It is just the positivity you and the person are sharing. At times you may not be having a very great day, you might be upset or unhappy because of something. Sometimes we even say hurtful things, but it will do nothing but make the person and even you upset. So whenever you feel down try to bring yourself up, try to do something that makes others as well as you are happy.  The more you practice this action the happier you and the people around you would be. So make others happy and find joy while doing so. Arindita Grade V Gyanshree School

Making Others Happy - Aanya Kumar

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In the reading session on 16/1/2022, I understood that Making others happy makes you happy.  In the words of Mother Teressa, "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Truly making others happy, the smiles light up our day. One such person who made others happy was Charlie Chaplin. You must remember how he made you laugh in his TV shows or another medium. His father died, and his mother developed a severe illness when he was of very little age. The pain he experienced made his mind divert to humour. By hiding his pains and making others smile, he became happier himself. As most people say, make others happy, and you will be satisfied. We should practice making others happy by simple acts such as giving old clothes or food to those who need it. It makes them happy, and that light upon their face enlightens our day. Aanya Kumar Gyanshree School Grade V

Making Others Happy - Rishona Chopra

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  Based on the chapter Making others happy from Is Your Child Ready to Face the World by Dr Anupam Sibal. In the previous chapter, we read about Compassion. Little acts of Compassion can change someone’s life. The most beautiful act of Compassion that might look very small but is actually difficult is making someone happy.  There are so many problems in life; I am not talking about those minor problems like a fight with someone or things like that. I am talking about significant issues like, at a very young age, a person had a severe illness and had to undergo several surgeries! That is a natural and essential problem.  The key to making someone happy is simply hoping! In all tough times, all one needs is hope. Like in the above example, imagine what the child must be going through. What you can do is just give him hope that he can survive, and he will. If you can do that, then you are a doctor! Not one who heals people physically but one who heals people emotionally. I have never done

Making Others Happy - Ananya Bhatia

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Ananya Bhatia is from Ahlcon Public School, a Grade 9 student, and her hobby is reading books. #BrewingKnowledge #JoyOfLearning #MyGoodSchool Hear her read passionately Chapter 10 Making Others Happy from the book Is Your Child Ready To Face The World?

Joy Of Reading - Every Sunday at 11 AM

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Community Reading Program The community reading program helps inspire you by reading and reflecting, sharing examples of where children and adults in real life are using values and is very useful to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. The Joy Of Reading Program is only one part of our Life Skills Program - Reading, Speaking and Writing.  On Sunday mornings at 11.00 AM, you can join us for live reading sessions. Best you attend with a copy of the book and experience the Joy of Reading.  #ReadToLead Post the session; the readers may want to reflect and share real-life experiences. Our blog www.JoyOfLearningDiaries.com helps them express themselves in writing, audio, video, graphic, poetry, or how they experience the joy of learning. 18 Chapters 1. Humility; 2. Beating The Odds; 3. It's Never Too Late; 4. Courage; 5. Handling Pressure; 6. Making Mistakes Accepting Flaws; 7. Be A Dreamer; 8. Finding Your Calling; 9. Compassion; 10. Making Others Happy; 11, Never Give Up Hop

Compassion - Bharti Rao

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Is Your Child Ready To Face The World? Joy Of Reading Session 9th Jan 2022 18 Chapters: 1. Humility; 2. Beating The Odds; 3. It's Never Too Late; 4. Courage; 5. Handling Pressure; 6. Making Mistakes Accepting Flaws; 7. Be A Dreamer; 8. Finding Your Calling; 9. Compassion; 10. Making Others Happy; 11, Never Give Up Hope; 12. Determination; 13. Giving; 14. Be The Change; 15. Gratitude; 16. Goals; 17. Honesty; and 18. Forgiveness. Compassion Chapter 9, narrated by Bharti Rao, Vice Principal at The Fabindia School Bali, Rajasthan, India.

Compassion - Simar Kaur

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‘Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.’ From tying someone’s shoelace to saving someone’s life. It’s all compassion. Compassion is  something that makes our world a better place to live. It is a beautiful feeling, and an exceptional  warmth fills your heart by the end of it. It makes a rough day better in an instant. Sadly, nowadays, we are  missing out on the essence of this warmth. The sole reason for that is our greed, our desire to lead an extraordinary  life. Recently, the world was in mayhem because of COVID-19, as it took away the lives of so many. When the second wave hit, innumerable people lost their lives. Towards the end of April, the situation became truly horrid. I lost my own grandfather. Many people were hurt in the lap of just five to six days. During this time, numerous people came out and helped all in distress. One of them was the now Padmashri Awardee Jitender Singh Shunty. Shunty runs an NGO called ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal’ a

Compassion - Pravar Kasma

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What is compassion? What do we learn from this? What is compassion? What do we learn from this? Being compassionate is something about doing something for someone, whether it is tying shoelaces or even helping people to better their life. From the chapter "Compassion" I learnt about Mother Teresa and Princess Diana. Their work and their true friendship. The chapter touched my heart, I loved how they were making the world better.  From this session I learnt the true meaning of compassion and its importance too. Pravar Kasma Grade VII Gyanshree School

Compassion - Yashraj Sharma

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  "The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." ― Mahatma Gandhi. What is compassion? Well, in my opinion, compassion is every action in which you show kindness and bring a smile to someone's face. It is an abstract action. Even the most minor acts like opening the car door for someone is compassion. If we want to show our compassion; it doesn't mean small acts aren't counted as one! Let me tell you about one of my small experiences; playing in our society park, a small girl, about 5 years old, fell down while playing. I ran to her, helped her up, and saw that she was crying. I gave her water from my bottle and called her parents because she called out to them. They came and thanked me. I felt terrific by helping her. I hope I was able to help you imbibe in you that the quality of compassion isn't all about always doing something big to show our kindness. Yashraj Sharma Grade VII Gyanshree School

Compassion - Anvesha Rana

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                                                                  A simple act of kindness can touch million hearts, a simple act of kindness can help people in need and a simple act of kindness can change the world. What we do today, defines who we are tomorrow. Compassion is not a feeling it is an act of kindness, one that forever resides in the heart of those helped. We may ponder upon the fact that is it hard to be compassionate? No, all of us are humane and somewhere in our heart deep down, we do feel empathy but the row to hoe is the effort and the strain in helping someone else. It's just one more mile to go, it's just one more step to take and to make it to the line without a mistake. It's no doubt that kindness also fills the giver with a sense of content yet those who cross the finish line are few.  Mother Teresa and Princess Diana, the two profounding pillars of compassion, have proven it to the world that it does not take superhuman effort to offer someone pleas

Compassion - Vernica

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What is compassion? Is it sympathy? Or is it empathy? Is it love? Or is it sharing with others? Well, it's all of this!  Compassion, being an abstract thing, can help change lives! Even small acts like helping someone tie shoelaces are compassion; being compassionate might take one's life to different turns, bringing success closer. Compassion is within all of us, but it needs to be shown. The only way to show it is to start now! Let's make small moves and get better! Let's be compassionate!!!  And this session helped me to understand this virtue of life at a greater length, and I wish to follow it more often.  Vernica Wadhwa Grade VI Gyanshree School

Respect - Rishona Chopra

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Respect is when you care for someone and have a high opinion about them.   Many say we must have respect for elders, but we should also respect younger ones. Everyone is equal, so everyone should get respect. Being respectful is essential as when we speak with anger and disappointment, the opponent feels terrible and wouldn’t care to listen to you, and you would feel bad. On the other hand, if we talk with respect, people would easily understand us and feel good. Apart from respecting others, we must respect ourselves too, which is having self-esteem.  Self-esteem is to love ourselves. When we do something wrong, we shouldn’t be hard on ourselves but respect ourselves like a young child who made a small mistake. Having too much self-esteem is not good, and neither is having no self-esteem.  We should respect others and ourselves too. Rishona Chopra Grade V Gyanshree School

Freedom - Linisha Agarwal

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Freedom and privilege both are the most debatable terms today. Freedom is the ability to make choices and to carry them out successfully. Freedom to me is to be ready to make decisions and choices independently, keeping consequences in mind, to be prepared to breathe willingly. Freedom is something that everyone wants and deserves as a gift. Freedom is the most significant thing in my life to live confidently and respectfully. Keeping this in mind, I can say that you, me, and we all have Freedom but still crib for petty things; instead, we should think about those unfortunate who don t even experience essential Freedom. Some might consider freedom a license to do whatever they wish to do with no restrictions, forgetting that their duties complement this term. Freedom is that choice to measure your life in terms of doing what you & like to, to live where you'd like to, and most importantly, to seek out what your heart aspires. This suggests that Freedom can apply to different as

Compassion - Savyata Rijal

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Compassion-the nature of humanity, it's the essence. It is to feel someone else's pain as one's own and act in a way to reduce that pain. There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness- John Connolly. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength - Dalai Lama Now that we think about the word 'compassion', it probably makes us feel like we can do something like that. It makes us feel like we should stand up for the people and portray our compassion in our own small way. I would share this example- how the founder of early 'Big Hit Entertainment' or today's 'Hybe Entertainment' stepped in and helped a now 'BTS' member 'Suga' debut during his training period! You probably wouldn't imagine, but even Min yoongi was not born into a wealthy family, he had difficulty; he struggled during that time because he had to decide between saving money for food or to use for the bus, h

Joy Of Learning - Rishona Chopra

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  The Joy of Learning Diaries is a website where students can post their reflections on My Good School’s reading program every Sunday. They can literally post anything they want. We publish the Joy Of Learning Diaries, and our blogs go in an extensive diary where many students can post. We connect the Joy Of Reading with the joy of writing by - What we read in the reading session we reflect upon by writing. What we have written can be converted into a podcast (audio file) - Joy of Speaking. That is how My Good School connects the three joys. In school, we learn academics, but at My Good School, we help improve and enhance the primary interests. We experience the joy of writing, reading and speaking. Apart from that, we have a few partner programs too. Like, Slooh  (Space Program) and Sportify (Sports Program). Most important of all, students can become interns!  While being an intern sounds like a lot of hard work, it is straightforward as long as you like doing it. I am an intern, an

Compassion - Anoushka Vinod

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Is Your Child Ready to Face the World? by Doctor Anupam Sibal, my reflection on compassion. No act of compassion is ever small. By being compassionate, you show the love and care in your  heart. In our session, we learnt the true meaning of compassion. It is astounding how just a  few small acts give you great rewards. To be compassionate means understanding those who are in  misfortunate or in need. We learnt about two remarkable ladies. They were Mother Teresa and  Princess Diana. Even though they were well known, they didn't let pride overcome their humbleness. Individuals believe that people with a higher post should be respected and be perfect in every way,  but Princess Diana broke this belief and proved to everyone that no one is supreme. We all have our  faults, and we can only fix them by being compassionate and humble. That is how she met Mother  Teresa. Together, they both made a change in the world. I have learnt that small acts, like helping  someone in need, show comp

Compassion - Avni Kochhar

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  Hi, My name is Avni Kochhar, and I have experienced Compassion many times. So let me share my understandings of what is Compassion. Compassion is so valuable That nobody will ever forget the Compassion shown by you.  It is sporadic to find Compassion these days, So if we all show a step forward with Compassion, it makes a big difference. To me, Compassion is to Care, To share. It means caring for someone, and you share your Compassion with that person too. So even by one person, many people might learn to show Compassion. I have learned so much about being a good human being. Avni Kochhar  IV-E Gyanshree school

Compassion - Arav Agarwal

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Is Your Child Ready to Face the World? After reading the chapter compassion in the book called Is Your Child Ready to Face the World? by Doctor Anupam Sibal, my reflection on compassion. Compassion means understanding others' suffering and helping them just like Princess Diana and Mother Teresa did. I learned the word compassion in the lockdown when I was reading a book called Planting Seeds by Thich Nhat Hanh. There is a chapter in the book called understanding and compassion. The chapter starts with a promise "I vow to develop compassion to protect the lives of people, animals, plants and minerals. The chapter says people like doing different things; suppose you want to read a book and your friend wants to play tennis, you can just read the book later and go out to play tennis with your friend. This small act of understanding and compassion will give your friend joy and make him happy, and you will become satisfied. After reading that chapter, I realized that everyone

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